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Are You Tough Enough?

New Prague High School Wrestling Alumni Meet When: December 1, 2007 @ 5:00 (immediately following the New Prague Invitational) Where: New Prague High School Gymnasium Why: Support the New Prague Wrestling Team and its Booster Club Alumni will wrestle other alumni according to weight and age. Cost: $15.00 (Includes a t-shirt and two matches). Free admission for fans, donations are appreciated.

Come to watch the Trojans wrestle and stay for the alumni meet. Get your former teammates together for an evening of fun. For more information, visit the New Prague Community Education website at www.np.k12.mn.us/commed or call Jill Schoen at 758-1734.

All ages*

Halloween Cookie Decorating for Kids

Come and decorate your favorite Halloween goblins! Enjoy decorating two-dozen cookies that you get to take home after class. Everything is supplied, all you have to do is make those cookies scary! *All ages welcome, but kids under 8 must be with an adult.
Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Tuesday, October 23 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. NP Middle School, Room 101 $14/person (includes 2 dozen cookies) Patty Peterson, Patty’s Place

Holiday Cookie Decorating
All ages*
Come and decorate holiday designs on your cookies. Enjoy decorating two-dozen cookies that you get to take home after class. Everything is supplied, all you have to do is come and personalize your own yummy treats! *All ages welcome, but kids under 8 must be with an adult. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Tuesday, December 11 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. NP Middle School, Room 101 $14/person (includes 2 dozen cookies) Patty Peterson, Patty’s Place

Gingerbread House
All ages*
Come and enjoy the fun of creating your own gingerbread house. Everything is supplied for you. The house is completely edible or you can even save it for the next holiday season! *All ages welcome, but kids under 10 must be with an adult. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Tuesday, December 4 6 – 8 p.m. NP Middle School, Room 101 $30/house Patty Peterson, Patty’s Place

New Prague Community Band

Grade 8 – Adult
Join our community band for several local and metro area performances already scheduled for fall and winter! If you are 8th grade and older and want to continue playing great music with great people, here’s a great opportunity for you! Some instruments may be available if you need one. This New Prague band continues to be a very socially and musically rewarding group. Join us!

Hymnus Choir
All Ages

Hymnus, a Minnesota non-profit based in New Prague, is a high standard choir comprised of members of all ages and faiths in the greater New Prague area. Under the direction of Brian T. Carson, Hymnus has performed locally, and abroad, including venues at Westminster Abbey in London, Saint Marks, Venice Italy the Basilica of Saint Peter’s in Vatican City, and most recently, Carnegie Hall in New York City. Hymnus venues for 2007-2008 include All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the annual New Prague Community Christmas Concert, and other concerts to be announced. A second round of auditions will be held in September, and interested parties should call Mary Zard at 952201-9753, or e-mail Dr. David Saunders at choirmaster@Hymnus.us to reserve a time. For more information about Hymnus visit www.Hymnus.us.

Adult Open Volleyball
Open to men & women, ages 16 and up Competitive, but fun! If you are looking for some good exercise and an opportunity to play and interact with others, this is for you. Come as often as you like—teams are formed each evening of play. Low-stress, no ―cutthroat‖ play, and no long-term commitment to a league. No pre-registration necessary; pay coordinator at site. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Wednesdays, September 19 – April 30 (Skip: Oct. 17, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 23) 7 – 9:45 p.m. NP Middle School Gym (enter north doors) $3/time or $45/season (30 weeks) Owen Sullivan. Call him at 612-709-2445 with questions.

Age 12 through Adult, Advanced Beginner Skills

You will create a bracelet using Swarovski crystal beads. These whimsical patterns are fun to create and make a great gift. You have the choice to learn one or both patterns. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Monday, October 8 7 – 9 p.m. NP Community Education $15 plus materials purchased at class Brenda DeGross & Mary Buman

Beaded Wire Jewelry
Age 12 through Adult, Beginner Skills
Learn the art of basic wire wrapping. With your new skills, make a beautiful bracelet and matching earrings. Bring a round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers, and a wire cutter. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Monday, October 22 7 – 9 p.m. NP Community Education $15 plus materials purchased at class Brenda DeGross & Mary Buman

Clay Treasures
A Treasure Chest made out of clay! Each student receives 2 lbs. of red earthenware clay and a template, and learns how to make their own treasure chest. Add handles, use tools and make jewels out of clay, or carve out or add any designs to decorate your treasure chest. The instructor will fire and glaze the project and return it to school within 4 weeks. They are colorful! This is an 1½ hour class. Dress for a mess!

Session 1: Date: Session 2: Date: Session 3: Date: Session 4: Date: Fee: Instructor:

Raven Stream Elementary School Wednesday, October 24; 4 – 5:30 p.m. Falcon Ridge Elementary School Thursday, October 25; 4 – 5:30 p.m. Eagle View Elementary School Wednesday, November 7; 4 – 5:30 p.m. New Prague Community Education Thursday, November 8; 4 – 5:30 p.m. $22/person Laura ―the Potter‖ Lounsbury

Mike Lynch Minnesota Starwatch Class
Your Universe is Waiting! Make the Stars Your Old Friends You’re invited to bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy! Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: Heritage United Methodist Church 200 E 280th Street, New Prague Fee: $15/person Instructor: Mike Lynch

Babysitting/Home Alone Class

Ages 10 and up

Participants will be given instructions on baby and child development, safety, diapering, playing, etc. The “Dear Baby Sitter Handbook” by Vicki Lansky will also be given to each student. This is a good class for kids getting ready to baby-sit or just getting ready to be home alone. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Saturday, November 3 9 a.m. – Noon NP Community Education $24/person Kim Strop

Wedding Make-up Makeover
Learn how to make your wedding a picture perfect experience by achieving the look you want for your entire bridal party. Avoid using too much or too little makeup so that your look will photograph well for those lasting memories. Receive a customized color look based on your coloring, facial features, wedding style, and other preferences, as well as other color suggestions to take home with you. We will use My Wedding Makeup Makeover™ software created by Robert Jones, World Renowned Makeup Artist. All supplies for this class are included and you will be able to take your color suggestions and tips home with you for future reference. Space is limited, so enroll your bridal party early! We will send you a questionnaire to complete and return in advance. Date: Thursday, October 11 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $10/person Instructor: Jennifer L. Pickens, Independent Beauty Consultant

Make-up Makeover
Make it a “Girls’ Night Out” for some special pampering! Learn how to apply your own makeup like a professional or get ready to look amazing for a special occasion. You will receive a customized color look based on your coloring, facial features, and lifestyle preferences, as well as other color suggestions to take home with you. We’ll use My Makeup Makeover™ software created by Robert Jones, World Renowned Makeup Artist to discover our best options. All supplies for this class are included, and you will be able to take your color suggestions and tips home with you for future reference. Space is limited, so enroll early! We will send you a questionnaire to complete and return in advance. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Friday, November 9 6 – 8 p.m. NP Community Education $10/person Jennifer L. Pickens, Independent Beauty Consultant

Make-up Makeover for Moms & Teens
Moms and daughters, learn how to apply makeup like professionals with very little time and effort. You each receive a customized color look based on your coloring, facial features, and lifestyle preferences, as well as other color suggestions to take home with you. All supplies for this class are included and you will be able to take your color suggestions and tips home with you. We’ll use My Makeup Makeover™ software created by Robert Jones, World Renowned Makeup Artist. So, make it a ―Special Girls Day‖ and enjoy the pampering time together! Space is limited, so enroll early! We will send you a questionnaire to complete and return in advance. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Saturday, December 8 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. NP Community Education $10/person Jennifer L. Pickens, Independent Beauty Consultant

Educating Trainman
A Mother-Son Story of Autism

This is the story of a young man with autism—in his own words. What began as a goal in self-advocacy and disclosure has evolved into a tag-team presentation between mother and son. Stefan and Barb talk about how autism affects their lives, as well as what schools, teachers, and parents can do to help a child with autism navigate the world. Their message is one of hope and discovery. Stefan Kavan is a junior at New Prague High School. He loves to draw, travel, bike, ride four-wheelers, and jump on the tramp. After graduating, he hopes to work for the railroad. Barb Kavan is a Special Education Coordinator and Adapted Physical Education Teacher for New Prague Area Schools. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Monday, October 22 7 – 8:30 p.m. NP Middle School Auditorium $7/person Barb and Stefan Kavan

―Czech‖ Out Your Heritage Preserve the past for the future. Join the Czech Heritage and Social Club. The focus is to preserve the current Czech culture in our community. We will explore the past and present of this era and adopt new customs to revive the past. This club meets the second Wednesday of the month on the second floor at the New Prague City Hall. For more information, call Marian Topic at 952-758-4663

Beginner Computer
Computers are wonderful tools for a huge number of things, but if you don’t know all the things that you can do with them you are missing a lot! This class focuses on basic computer terms, functions, and programs; accessing the different ―tools‖ and programs that are already in your computer; setting up and using email and the Internet; and step-by-step instruction and practice in getting the most from your computer without getting totally confused.

Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor:

Saturday, November 10 9 a.m. – Noon NP Community Education $19/person Mark Pexa, Cisco Certified Network Associate

Take Control of Your Computer
Get right to the many easy-to-learn, easy-to-do computer maintenance functions that YOU can do yourself. Make your computer work faster, work better, and extend its useful life! Come join us for an in-depth look inside your computer literally! We will give you a tour inside a computer, address spy ware and virus issues, and provide basic trouble shooting techniques to assist you along the way to taking control of your personal computer. Date: Time: Place: Fee: Instructor: Saturday, November 10 12:30 – 3 p.m. NP Community Education $19/person Mark Pexa, Cisco Certified Network Associate

Red Wing: Festive Holiday Bed and Breakfast Inns

You are invited to a private tour of bed and breakfast inns of Red Wing. Enjoy a buffet luncheon at an lovely restaurant before the tours begin. Be prepared to remove your shoes at each home. Fee includes buffet lunch (inclusive), tour of five inns, afternoon dessert, motor coach transportation, and escort. This tour involves many stairs.

Date: Sunday, December 9 Depart: Jordan/Schule House – 9 a.m. New Prague/Community Education – 9:15 a.m. Montgomery/Community Education – 9:30 a.m. Return: Leave Red Wing at 5 p.m. Fee: $59/person

Women of Faith Conference Don’t miss this wonderful event! It’s two days, 10½ hours. It’s refreshment, reality without reproach, and relationships. So what does that mean? Over the course of the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to: • Renew your spirit with messages of hope and humor from the Women of Faith speaker team • Recharge your spiritual batteries with drama that tickles your funny bone and touches your heart (at the same time!) • Rejoice with music from today’s top artists • Reconnect with your faith and each other as the WOF worship team leads an arena full of women • Revitalize your life with resources that will help keep the conference experience alive all year

Registration deadline Friday, October 12. Date: Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20 Place: Xcel Energy Center Fee: $120/two-day conference (includes transportation) This weekend conference early bird package includes: • The Friday Pre-Conference • Amazing Freedom Friday Evening and Saturday • Box Lunch Both Days

Dust off your piles of pictures, come in from the cold, and treat yourself to a day away to catch up on your scrapbooking and visit with friends.

Register with New Prague Area Community Education (952758-1732). All proceeds go to New
Prague Senior High—

Winter Scrapbooking Retreat

Senior Send Off 2008!
Setup with the following local vendors:

Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Place: New Prague Community Education Main Gym (horseshoe entrance) Fee: $35 (pre-registration); $45 (at the door)

• Close to My Heart • Message Therapist • Stampin’ Up • Creative Memories • Tupperware • Mary Kay • Top Line Creations

55-Alive: Defensive Driving 8 hour course AARP Drivers’ Safety Program is an innovative classroom retaining program for persons age 50 or older that is designed to help improve skills. Minnesota State Law requires all insurance companies to give a premium deduction to all persons 50 years of age and older who complete this accident prevention course. Persons who participate in the program may also qualify to become instructors. Please indicate the session number on the registration form. You MUST pre-register with Community Education in the town where you will take the class.
Session 2: October 23 & 25 Time: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $12/person Instructor: Ben Bartusek

55-Alive: Refresher Class 4 hour course This is for people who have successfully completed the 8 hour course and need to renew their certification. You MUST have taken the 8-hour course previously to qualify. You can renew your certification every three years. Please indicate the session number on the registration form. You MUST pre-register with Community Education in the town where you will take the class. Session 3: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 6 – 10 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $12 pre-register through the C.E. office Instructor: Ben Bartusek Session 5: Wednesday, November 14 Time: 1 – 5 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $12 pre-register through the C.E. office Instructor: Ben Bartusek Session 6: Wednesday, November 28 Time: 6 – 10 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $12 pre-register through the C.E. office Instructor: Ben Bartusek

Memorize Basic Math Facts the Easy Way!
For kids in grades 1 through 5
Listen carefully in this class and you will have all the memory tricks that will make adding, subtracting and multiplying easy. Parents are welcome at no charge and are encouraged to attend. The first night focuses on adding and subtracting skills. On the second night you will learn multiplication memorization, tricks. The answers to math problems will quickly be a ―piece of cake‖ if you know the memory tricks that will give you the answers. Bring a notebook and pencil to class. Parent comments from previous classes: ―I wish I would have learned the math facts this way when I was in school‖; ―My son got 100% on his math fact test!‖; ―I didn’t know math could be so much fun.‖ Date: November 13 & 15 Time: 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Art Room Fee: $22/child Instructor: Nancy Kodelka, NP Teacher

Division with Remainders the Easy Way! For kids in grades 4, 5 & 6
Two- and three-digit numbers divided into three- and four-digit numbers can be a challenge to students. This class will show techniques that will make it easy! Plan on playing some fun math games, too. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their child. Please bring a notebook and pencil to class.
Date: Thursday, December 6 Time: 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Art Room Fee: $11/child Instructor: Nancy Kodelka, NP Teacher

Learn to DRAW fun things…

Cartoons, horses, cars & more!
Using objects that children like to draw, students learn principles of shading, perspective, and the use of color to improve their drawing skills. If you like to draw, you probably had a favorite thing you liked to draw—most children do. We’ll use photos, pictures, and other things that lots of young people like to draw. This class will help develop the skills to draw them even better than ever. Turn on your creativity!

Date: Saturdays, November 3 & 10 Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $18 (includes all supplies) Instructor: Michael Leek, local artist/illustrator

Snowmobile Safety Training
This safety training course covers basic survival for the snowmobiler. MN State rules and regulations are presented. The wearing of proper clothing and familiarizing the students with the machine itself and its basic maintenance are all covered. You will learn proper snowmobiling etiquette and complete the class knowing you are a responsible driver. You must be 12 by the testing date of class (the last day). * Parents are requested to come in with their child the first day and sign a waiver form.

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 6, 8, 13, & 15 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Snowmobile test on Saturday, November 17 at 9 a.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $10/student Instructor: Paul Maruska & Bob Hrabe


				
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